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OUTDOORS

Only graphite pencil isn't always enough. At times color is needed. I have a two boxes full of colored pencils, all shades and sizes. Some are really small already since I have first used them as a child at school.

There are drawings mainly done with graphite but then for the fun of it a touch of color here and there. Yet at times it has to be far more colorful. Outdoor themes such as butterflies and flowers among others just need lots of color.

The challenge is shading to make it look realistic. And to exactly match the colors. To create highlights, change lighting and blend colors smoothly is key.
I am working in layers, lots of them. Bit by bit, applied in strokes with low pressure so the color can be removed easily to show more lighted areas. Needless to say this technique is far more timeconsuming. But the results can be stunning.



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  1. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of an atlas moth by Michaela Seidl
  2. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of an orange tip by Michaela Seidl
  3. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a comma butterfly by Michaela Seidl
  4. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a painted lady butterfly by Michaela Seidl
  5. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a small tortoiseshell by Michaela Seidl
  6. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a common blue by Michaela Seidl
  7. Outdoors - pencil drawing of a market vendor by Michaela Seidl, photo reference Wolfgang Stocker
  8. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a milkweed butterfly by Michaela Seidl
  9. Outdoors - pencil drawing of a park in New York by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  10. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a strelitza by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  11. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a strelitza by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  12. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a strelitza by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  13. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a peacock butterfly by Michaela Seidl
  14. Outdoors - pencil drawing of a cars on route 66 by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  15. Outdoors - pencil drawing of an old chrylser by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  16. Outdoors - pencil drawing of a car on route 66 by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  17. Outdoors - pencil drawing of a fountain in San Diego by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  18. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of a swallowtail butterfly by Michaela Seidl
  19. Outdoors - pencil drawing of Venetian masks by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  20. Outdoors - pencil drawing of a Venetian mask by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  21. Outdoors - pencil drawing of a Venetian mask by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  22. Outdoors - pencil drawing of waterdrops by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  23. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of an elephant hawk moth by Michaela Seidl
  24. Outdoors - colored pencil drawing of an insect by Michaela Seidl, photo credits Wolfgang Stocker
  25. Drawing, colored pencils, street, dusk by Michaela Seidl
  26. Drawing, iguana by Michaela Seidl
  27. Pencil drawing, Emanu-El, synagogue, New York by Michaela Seidl
  28. Drawing, lantern, street lamp, blue by Michaela Seidl
  29. Drawing, colored pencils, dragonfly by Michaela Seidl
  30. Pencil drawing, Venice, canal by Michaela Seidl